Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Reps. Terri Sewell and Jeff Duncan Place Friendly Bipartisan Wager on Alabama vs. Clemson Sugar Bowl

Dec 31, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the University of Alabama and Clemson University compete in the NCAA College Football Playoff, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) made a friendly wager on which team would advance to the championship. At stake – Chic-fil-a and bragging rights. The game on Monday, January 1, will be the third postseason matchup of Alabama and Clemson in three years. Alabama beat Clemson for the 2015 season title, and lost to Clemson in the 2016 national championship.

“There will be no better way to kick off the New Year than an Alabama win over Clemson,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “My friend Rep. Jeff Duncan is no chicken – he’s agreed to a wager of Chic-fil-A and to a picture wearing the crimson and white if Clemson loses. Given Alabama’s unparalleled record of 16 national championships, the Crimson Tide is destined to bring home another title this season. There could be nothing sweeter than a victory over Clemson at this year’s Sugar Bowl. Roll Tide!”

If the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide secures a victory, Congressman Duncan has agreed to wear the trademark Bear Bryant houndstooth hat and an Alabama necktie for a photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, and will provide Chic-fil-A for the Congresswoman and her office.

Should Clemson University’s Tigers win, Congresswoman Sewell has agreed to treat Congressman Duncan’s office to Chic-fil-A and will pose for a picture on the U.S. Capitol steps dressed in Clemson apparel.

This is the third year that Reps. Sewell and Duncan have bet over the Alabama vs. Clemson game. Pictures of Reps. Sewell and Duncan following the 2015 season and 2016 season wagers are available here.


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.